Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup

Overnight Oats

A hot breakfast is a welcome start to any day this winter in Chicago!  This recipe is a breeze since it cooks overnight and is ready as soon as you are in the morning.  Simply prep the ingredients in the slow cooker at night and set on low for 7-10 hours.  You’ll be happy to have this hot breakfast waiting for you the next morning!  And any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for breakfast or snack time throughout the week.

Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup (serves 6)

2 apples, sliced and cut into ½ pieces

1-½ cups low fat milkOvernight oats 3

2 cups water

1 cup uncooked steel-oats

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons of maple syrup

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Optional toppings: Chopped nuts, maple syrup, additional milk

If needed, coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover and cook on low for 7-10 hours

Serve oatmeal into bowls. Add optional toppings. Enjoy!


9 responses

  1. Hi Lynn! Will this recipe work with almond milk? Can you use old fashioned rolled oats or do the steel cut work best with such a long cook time? I think I will try it!

  2. We tried this today (last nite). It was awesome. I added cran raisins. I would definitely do the cooking spray next time as the sugar carmelized on the sides and made a harder clean up with the ceramic.

  3. Made this last night and am loving it for breakfast this morning – a few sliced almonds and some extra low fat milk on top. It is deliciously loaded with apples! Thank you for this recipe Lynn!

  4. My family is crazy about this recipe! We make it several times each week, as the oatmeal reheats nicely in the microwave.

    We’ve experimented with adding dried or frozen blueberries in addition to the apples. The color and flavor are great. We also like chopped pecans or walnuts for extra texture. Thanks so much for sharing!!❤️

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